Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Mystery Couple

They're all put together now except for their clothes!


I've been working on these dolls
by a couple who were
 very famous in their time.
 Your grandma was probably
 very familiar with them. 

 Can you guess who they are?

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

New "Antique' Doll

 She's all painted now
and ready to assemble!

 Here's the next dolly in progress. I'm going for a more antique feel with this one. I have again used paper clay over paper mache and have chosen to sculpt her hair. In my opinion, there's something slightly creepy about doll hair.... or maybe it's just that I haven't yet perfected the art of hair.  Fortunately for me, many of the old dolls had painted/sculpted hair.    @:-)

Friday, February 6, 2009

Finally Finished!

 Here she is, my first paper clay doll. What a great medium. This has been quite a learning experience and I can't wait to make more dolls.
 Now the problem at hand; what to name her? I had planned to call her 'Fanny' for Fanny Price of Jane Austin's, Mansfield Park, but I don't really like the name Fanny. (I'm suddenly thankful that my Mother didn't name me Fanny!) Sooo, any suggestions for a name for her??